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What is the best sunscreen to use on my baby?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Adorable Baby
Check out the environmental working group webite, they list the safest sunscreens, but at the top of this list are: adorable baby, aveeno (oatmeal) baby natural, babyganics and badger baby sunscreen.

In brief: Adorable Baby
Check out the environmental working group webite, they list the safest sunscreens, but at the top of this list are: adorable baby, aveeno (oatmeal) baby natural, babyganics and badger baby sunscreen.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. John Boyle
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Do Your Research
There are many factors when choosing sunscreen for your baby including: uva and uvb protection, avoiding products with vitamin a(retinyl palmitate)/oxybenzone/added insect repellent, use creams not powder/sprays.
American academy of pediatrics recommendations can be found at www.Healthychildren.Org (sun safety) another helpful site which rates sunscreen safety is at: www.Ewg.Org.

In brief: Do Your Research
There are many factors when choosing sunscreen for your baby including: uva and uvb protection, avoiding products with vitamin a(retinyl palmitate)/oxybenzone/added insect repellent, use creams not powder/sprays.
American academy of pediatrics recommendations can be found at www.Healthychildren.Org (sun safety) another helpful site which rates sunscreen safety is at: www.Ewg.Org.
Dr. John Boyle
Dr. John Boyle
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2 doctors agree
In brief: OK if recommended
Your baby should be at least 6 months old before using any sunscreen, at least those that are currently available.
I usually recommend fragrance free and sensitive skin products with reapplication during the day. Try a test patch on an area for a few days prior to covering the body.

In brief: OK if recommended
Your baby should be at least 6 months old before using any sunscreen, at least those that are currently available.
I usually recommend fragrance free and sensitive skin products with reapplication during the day. Try a test patch on an area for a few days prior to covering the body.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Shirt and Sun-Hat
Unlike adults, babies don't care whether they have a"good tan.
" dress your baby in loose-fitting, thin, cotton clothes, and a wide-brimmed sun-hat (it's helpful that kids look so cute in their "summer outfits" and sun-hats!). Camp out under the sun canopy whenever possible. Remember: >80% of the uv sun exposure that causes skin cancer occurs in the first 10 years of life.

In brief: Shirt and Sun-Hat
Unlike adults, babies don't care whether they have a"good tan.
" dress your baby in loose-fitting, thin, cotton clothes, and a wide-brimmed sun-hat (it's helpful that kids look so cute in their "summer outfits" and sun-hats!). Camp out under the sun canopy whenever possible. Remember: >80% of the uv sun exposure that causes skin cancer occurs in the first 10 years of life.
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Water Babies
Up to several years ago it was not recommended using sunblock on babies less than six months of age.
It is a good idea to limit sun exposure in all babies. In the event the baby is exposed to the sun use a sunscreen appropriate for infants and children such as water babies.

In brief: Water Babies
Up to several years ago it was not recommended using sunblock on babies less than six months of age.
It is a good idea to limit sun exposure in all babies. In the event the baby is exposed to the sun use a sunscreen appropriate for infants and children such as water babies.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Zinc oxide
In general. Same thing desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is made from.

In brief: Zinc oxide
In general. Same thing desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is made from.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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